Early Career/Young Professional Award

The Early Career/Young Professional Award is presented to the individual who is a young professional, a trainee or early in their public health or infectious diseases career. The presenter must be the first author on the presentation and the main presenter. 

In addition, the pre-recorded presentation must be of good quality, accessible through use of imagery and audio, be dynamic and engaging, and have clear key messages and outcomes.

Abstracts will be reviewed against the award criteria and five (5) abstracts will be shortlisted as finalists. The winners will be announced in the closing session of the virtual Conference on Thursday 10 December 2020

Winners will receive the following recognition:

  • Early Career/Young Professional Award: $500 cash prize & certificate

Abstracts to be considered for the Early Career/Young Professional Award:

  • Abstract Title (maximum of 12 words) 

  • Maximum of 300 words; 

  • [Context and aim]; 

  • [Methods and analysis/research findings]; 

  • [Translational outcomes]; 

  • [Future actions] 

  • Translation to policy and/or practice change 

  • Present a long oral or rapid fire presentation, via pre-recorded video, maximum of specified time. 

  • Abstracts should address the conference theme and be submitted in accordance with the abstract submission guidelines.


If selected as a finalist, the pre-recorded presentation must be uploaded by Sunday 15 November, 11:59pm AEDT for the presentation to be reviewed.

Abstract presenters can nominate for this award when abstract results are sent out in mid October 2020.

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